Archie Shepp - The Impulse Story

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Archie Shepp - The Impulse Story

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    Personnel: Archie Shepp (spoken vocals, tenor saxophone); Lakshminarayana Shankar (violin); Ted Curson (trumpet); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Reggie Workman, Barre Phillips (upright bass); Joe Chambers, Roy Haynes, Charles Moffett (drums). Between 1......more
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Artist: Shepp, Archie
Personnel: Archie Shepp (spoken vocals, tenor saxophone); Lakshminarayana Shankar (violin); Ted Curson (trumpet); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Reggie Workman, Barre Phillips (upright bass); Joe Chambers, Roy Haynes, Charles Moffett (drums). Between 1964 and 1968 Archie Shepp released a string of albums on Impulse that helped define the free-jazz movement and push its musical and emotional boundaries. Staunchly political and dedicated to the principle of passionate expression, Shepp had a bold approach and a sometimes fierce, sometimes lyrical tenor attack that made his Impulse albums some of the most exciting of the era. This nine-track compilation offers a superb overview of Shepp's output on the label. Kicking off with the artist's interpretation of John Coltrane's "Naima" (from 1964's FOUR FOR TRANE, an album that still stands as one of Shepp's finest), the set represents Shepp's political work ("Attica Blues"), love for tradition (his take on Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady"), and his own exhilarating originals ("Los Olvidados"). The appearance of some of the finest players of the period, including vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Charles Moffet, only heightens the pleasure of this excellent collection.
See Also:
Fire Music, Kwanza, Four for Trane, Attica Blues Big Band, Attica Blues, The Cry of My People, I Know About the Life
See Influences:
Bud Powell, Oliver Nelson, Charlie Parker (Sax), Sidney Bichet Trio, Cannonball Adderley, Coleman Hawkins, Ornette Coleman, Ben Webster, Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Rollins
See Contemporaries:
John Tchicai, Frank Lowe, David Murray, Gato Barbieri, Pharoah Sanders, Joseph Jarman, Noah Howard, Cecil Taylor, Frank Wright, Julius Hemphill, Don Cherry (Trumpet), Anthony Braxton, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Marion Brown, Albert Ayler, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Dave Burrell, Roscoe Mitchell
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Naima
  2. 2 Los Olvidados
  3. 3 Girl From Ipanema, The
  4. 4 Malcolm Malcolm-Semper Malcolm
  5. 5 Le Matin des Noires
  6. 6 Scag
  7. 7 Mama Too Tight
  8. 8 Damn If I Know (The Stroller)
  9. 9 Sophisticated Lady
Jazz Instrument
Impulse! Records
John Coltrane
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
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Guest Artist:
Charlie Haden; Grachan Moncur III; Howard Johnson; Walter Davis, Jr.; Ron Carter; Roy Haynes; John Blake; Leroy Jenkins; Lakshmi
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